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- (intransitive) To maintain a safe distance from a hazard.
- You had better stand back and let me operate the chainsaw.
- (intransitive) To abstain from participation.
- While others debated the proposals, he stood back.
- (intransitive, cricket) (of a wicket-keeper) to stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler
maintain a safe distance
to abstain from participation
(cricket) to stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler
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Translations to be checked: "maintain a safe distance"